Audie Award Finalist, Best Male Narrator, 2016
For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.
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About the Performer
Richard Armitage is known to movie audiences around the world as "Thorin Oakenshield" in the trilogy of films based on The Hobbit. Born in Leicester, England, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Armitage has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and created memorable roles on Robin Hood, North & South, and other British TV series.
Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.
Bookworm, librarian, chocaholic. Give me a good book, a bar of chocolate and a glass of fine wine and I'm a happy lady.
The selection of poems was fantastic and just right for the run-up to Valentines Day. There were poems that I had never heard plus some old, dear favourites. The subject matter made me stop working and really listen to the words. It was, therefore, very relaxing and uplifting. A real oasis of calm in the middle of a busy day.
His voice is mesmerising, like melted chocolate or a glass of really good red wine. It allows me to drift off into another world, stress-free and calm, deeply satisfying. His diction is wonderful and the timbre is deep and sympathetic, romantic and full of expression.It is balm for the soul.He could read a shopping list and it would sound wonderful!
Get ready to be romanced.
More of this narrator please!
Richard Armitage's voice is quite lovely and he is extremely eloquent. However I don't like the bible being quoted in here, I have come to realise that is not love and that quote is more of a threat than a love poem! It's also only 22 minutes long. 🤔
This wonderful collection of Classic Love Poems is the best treatment one could bestow on one's ears. A perfect choice of poems and the sweet voice of Richard Armitage make this collection a must-have for everyone who loves poetry.
There is only one wish I have: I want more!
I listen to this whenever I am feeling sad or lonely. The beautiful sentiments are expressed with such warmth and sincerity by the soothing, expressive voice of Mr. Armitage. Pure heaven! Wish it was longer.
Say something about yourself!
As always, Richard Armitage puts his heart and soul into the narration. I absolutely adore him.
Exquisite. Delightful. Superb. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe these set of classic poems.
I've always loved Richard Armitage's voice, thinking back on the excerpt of North & South, which I heard him narrate. I haven't listened to any of his previous narrations, but I'm thinking about buying the whole lot now. He could be reading an instruction manual in any language and I'd still keenly listen to it.
Brilliant collection of poems. Hope more comes with Mr Armitage reading them.
This is such a wonderful collection of love poems, including many of my favourites. The way Richard reads them brings all the words and emotions to life and is peaceful/soothing to listen to on a stressful day.
I will listen over and over again!
This man is perfection! His voice is perfection!
Very cool promotion having this free off the Facebook page.
Looking forward to hearing more books.
Thank you Audible alot
"Lovely Valentine gift"
Love Richard Armitage! Beautiful speaking voice. Great selection of poetry. Thanks, Audible. This would set a great mood for a Valentine's evening.
"l'amour a une voix"
Richard Armitage c'est le choix parfait pour ces poèmes, cette voix envoûtante, grave avec tellement d'émotion !
A écouter d'urgence même si vous n'êtes pas bilingue on se laisse porter par cette voix que l'on connaît et qu'on aime tout particulièrement sachant que cet homme, cet acteur est un grand professionnel qui ne fait jamais rien à moitié c'est juste PARFAIT !
"Lovely narration by Armitage of classic love poems"
A resounding yes. Richard has a spellbinding voice that lends such richness and romance to these beautiful poems.
"Richard Armitage's readings of classic love poems"
In a world where there is sadness every day, this reading is an island of beauty and peace. So grateful!
"How could I say something !"
First of all thank you for letting me download this files free.
It would be quite great present for Valentine.xx
I love Richard Armitage and I will probably listen to anything he narrates! His voice is amazing! Classic Love Poems does not disappoint!
"Only downside? Too brief!"
Richard Armitage reads these classic love poems very well - he does more than justice to the cadence, and his variety of tones added some life to the collection.
"Wish it were longer"
A decent selection of well known poems and beautifully read. Only wish it was longer and had more variety.
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